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YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO WHAT’S ON IN CANBERRA THIS WEEKEND!

Every Monday for more than eight years, we’ve published This Week in The Can, our comprehensive guide to everything happening around the city this week – but sometimes it’s just too epic to get through!

That’s why each Friday we publish our Weekend Edit—a curated selection of events we think you’ll love!

THE WINTER FORAGE

Canberra’s leading street food event, The Forage, has moved to its new home – the burgeoning precinct of Dairy Road in Fyshwick.

The Forage is Canberra’s only dedicated street food event showcasing and celebrating our local (and surrounds) cafes, restaurants, food trucks, bars, wineries & breweries.

Gather around the live music lounge and soak up the street party atmosphere.

Happening Saturday 15 June from 2 pm – 7 pm at the Dairy Road Precinct, Fyshwick.

See theforage.com.au for more information.

TRUFFLE INFUSED WINTER WEEKENDS AT CELLAR DOOR

Truffle season is nearly upon us and Mt Majura are excited to include truffles at the cellar door as part of the winter tasting experience.

Come in to the cellar door at Mount Majura Vineyard to taste a flight of wines matched with truffled brie. Combining Flinders Estate triple cream brie a deliciously rich and creamy brie style cheese with truffles from neighbour Jayson at The Truffle Farm.

Every Saturday and Sunday from early June to late August.

Happening until 25 August from 10 am – 5 pm at Mount Majura Vineyard.

See mountmajura.com.au for more information.

CANBERRA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – RECITAL TWO

The Recital Series is a relaxed, informal, and intimate performance. Each one-hour concert is programmed by the featured musician to showcase their instrument, skill, and personal music preferences. Each recital experience includes an afternoon tea and an opportunity to meet and chat with the artists.

The Grigoryan Brothers’ passion is to expand their horizons through new arrangements, their own compositions and commissions, which see them take the guitar into many genres.

Happening Sunday 16 June from 2 pm – 3 pm at Great Hall, University House, 1 Balmain Crescent, Acton.

See cso.org.au for more information.

NICK OFFERMAN

Award-winning US actor, writer and comedian, Nick Offermanreturns to Australia for the first time since 2016, with his brand new live show, All Rise.

All Rise is an evening of deliberative talking and light dance that will compel you to chuckle whilst enjoining you to brandish a better side of humanity than the one to which we have grown accustomed.

Offerman is an accomplished entertainer known for Parks and Recreation (2009), The Founder (2016) and Fargo (2014). His role as Ron Swanson in Parks and Recreation, earned him a Television Critics Association Award in the US for Individual Achievement in Comedy.

Happening Wednesday 12 June from 8-10 pm at Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, City.

See canberratheatrecentre.com.au for more information.

SAMMY J’S MAJOR PARTY

Australia, are you ready to party? Because Sammy J’s bringing his hit ABC TV characters to the stage! Be inspired by Government Coach. Singalong to Playground Politics. And get ready to flex your core beliefs with some National Yoga in a jam-packed night of song, stand-up, and shenanigans.

Sammy J is a comedian, author, and professional nerd. He’s performed in Edinburgh, Montreal and London; he’s had a Netflix sitcom as one half of Sammy J & Randy; he’s been nominated for three ARIA awards and won Best Show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival; his debut novel The Long Class Goodnight was released in 2018, and his satirical sketches can currently be seen every Thursday night on the ABC.

Happening Saturday 15 June from 7.30pm – 8.40pm at Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit.

See canberratheatrecentre.com.au for more information.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT DRINKS AT PIALLIGO ESTATE

Pair delectable charcuterie and a selection of incredible wines on Fridays at Pialligo Estate.

Let the stunning views sweep you away while relaxing with friends tasting wine from the vineyard and sampling award-winning smoked meats.

Be amongst the first to enjoy the comfort and intimacy of the new extended garden pavilion or find some space on the lush grass listening to live entertainment and challenging your colleagues to a lawn game or two.

For the more adventurous, the Estate’s Horticulturalist and Sommelier will take small groups on tours of the vineyard, providing guests with a close-up of this year’s grapes and an understanding of what can be expected in the next Vintage.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite select from the generous charcuterie and cheese boards, share-plates or small meals from the Head Chef matched with wines of your choice from the Sommelier.

If it’s been a hectic week and you are after something with a bit more kick, try one of the Estate’s signature cocktails made straight from the fruits off the Estate’s very own orchard!

Call 6247 6060 to book a table in advance or just arrive on the day.

Happening every Friday except for public holidays from 4 – 8.30 pm (happy hour from 5 – 6 pm) at Pialligo Estate, 18 Kallaroo Road, Pialligo.

See thepialligoestate.com.au/whats-on/friday-night-drinks for more information.

AMBER LAWRENCE SPARK ALBUM LAUNCH CANBERRA PARTY

Amber Lawrence is an award-winning Australian singer-songwriter who captures the nation’s attention and heart with her songs about Australia and life experiences; it’s people and the things that matter to them.

A former Qantas Airways employee, and Chartered Accountant, Amber risked it all in 2008 to pursue a career in music. The risk has certainly paid off with Amber’s career riding high, most recently taking home 3 x CMAA Golden Guitar Awards in January 2018 for ‘Single of the Year’, ‘APRA AMCOS Song of the Year’ and ‘Vocal Collaboration of the Year’ for the song ‘Our Backyard’ with Travis Collins which they released in 2017.

Amber was also nominated for 5 Country Music Channel (CMC) Awards held in Queensland on 15 March 2018. This follows on from Amber’s 2015 CMAA Golden Guitar and CMC ‘Female Artist of the Year’ awards.

After spending most of 2018 on the road, as well giving birth to her first-born baby boy Ike, and a new signing deal with ABC Music, Amber is set to release her long-awaited brand new single ‘Outrageous’ on the 22nd of February 2019. “Outrageous is a song about living the life you want to live. Do what you want to do, don’t listen to other’s expectations. It’s such a fun and energetic song, and it’s exactly how I live my life – especially now combining motherhood with a full-time music and touring life – it’s not exactly the norm, but it is outrageous!” says Amber.

Outrageous is the first single to be lifted from Amber’s forthcoming album ‘Spark’. An album of happiness, inspiration, love, sass and spark – set for release in 2019.

Happening Friday 14 June 6.30pm – 11.30pm at Harmonie German Club, Jerrabomberra Avenue, Narrabundah.

See Eventbrite for more information.

THE DRESSMAKER COSTUME EXHIBITION

Kate Winslet as Myrtle ‘Tilly’ Dunnage. Image supplied.

From 1950s Dungatar to 2019 Canberra, the original costumes from the hit film The Dressmaker will be on display at the NFSA from 18 April 2019.

Audiences will be able to go ‘behind the seams’ of a diverse range of elegant vintage fashion worn by Hollywood stars and home-grown acting talents including Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook, Judy Davis, Rebecca Gibney and more.

The exhibition, designed by Marion Boyce, features a spectacular range of haute couture worn by the film’s stars.

The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition celebrates the artistry of the film’s sumptuous designs, as well as the transformational power of fashion.

Showing until Sunday 18 August from 10 am – 4 pm at the National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton.

See nfsa.gov.au for more information.

The Historical Expression of Chinese Art: Calligraphy and Painting from the National Museum of China

Calligraphy and painting are two treasures of traditional Chinese culture. For thousands of years artists have produced works that have sustained the practice of China’s most revered art and provided cultural nourishment for the Chinese people.

This Australian-first exhibition explores the breadth and tradition of Chinese calligraphy and painting through artworks from the National Museum of China’s collection. See exquisite paintings by three Chinese modern artists — Xie Yun, Xiao Lang and Wang Naizhuang —and an extraordinary 20-metre-long replica 18th-century scroll documenting Emperor Qianlong’s 1751 tour to the southern provinces.

A mesmerising and immersive animation brings the story of the scroll and its historical figures to life in intricate three-dimensional detail.

The National Museum of Australia’s Harvest of Endurance pictorial scroll, painted in the traditional gong bi style and representing two centuries of Chinese contact with, and migration to, Australia forms a companion element of the exhibition, with eight of its 50 metres on display.

This exhibition is part of a cultural exchange with the National Museum of China.

Free entry.

Showing until 28 July 2019 at the National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton.

See nma.gov.au/chinese-art for more information.

CELLAR DOOR

Cellar Door is a wine market for Canberra’s wonderful wine scene happening every Saturday from 3-6 pm. Buy wines from local makers every Saturday afternoon in the iconic Nishi Grand Stair, NewActon Precinct.

Grab a souvenir glass, taste the latest drops, and buy at cellar door prices.

Wine stalls rotate each week with complementing stalls like flowers, cheese, chocolate and books.

Make a day of it with a film at Palace Electric Cinema and NewActon’s leading food and drink destinations.

Happening every Saturday from 3-6 pm on the Nishi Grand Stair, inside the Nishi Building, Philip Law Street, NewActon.

See the website for more details.

See canberratheatre for more information.

A POOCH AFFAIR

A Pooch Affair is a boutique indoor event for dog lovers in the Canberra region that unites those active in the dog community with those whose domestic animals are a part of the family.

Your pooch will be totally pampered with doggie retail mall and diner, breed play area and doggie day spa.

Enjoy all-day entertainment and demonstrations, best dressed and craziest birthday hat competitions with prizes and hourly lucky door prizes!

Spoil your dog with come and try agility or pre-purchased high tea with dogs.

Join in the fun with animal rescue and not-for profit community groups.

Happening Saturday 15 June from 10 am – 4 pm at Exhibition Park, Cnr Northbourne Ave & Flemington Road, Mitchell.

See apoochaffair.com.au for more information.

MONSTER’S AFTERNOON DELIGHT

Serene, methodical and exceptionally Monster.

Presenting a new Sunday afternoon blend, Monster Kitchen and Bar is adding a little extra flavour to your signature lazy day with its very own High Tea…

Amidst the hand-crafted furniture, bespoke artwork, and ambient lighting you will find the familiar flavours you have come to appreciate from the team at Monster with a range of exclusive tea flavours by Tea Garden co, tea-inspired cocktails, Champagne all complemented by black and gold fixtures.

Tickets $70 to $120.

Happening every Sunday from 1 pm at Monster Kitchen, Ovolo Nishi.

See Facebook for more information.

Inked: Australian Cartoons

Inked features a selection of the best cartoons from the National Library of Australia’s extensive collections.

The exhibition draws from over 14,000 cartoons by dozens of artists, from before the arrival of the  First Fleet in 1788 up to the present. Each work is a time capsule, offering a snapshot of Australian life.

Visitors will be captivated by the works on display by many greats of Australian cartooning, including Will Dyson, Judy Horacek, Michael Leunig, David Low, Phil May, Alan Moir, Bruce Petty, Martin Sharp, Cathy Wilcox and many more.

INKED: PLAY

Come and see the famous Gumnut Babies going off to war. Create your own cartoon or draw a protest sign to hang on our display wall. Get stuck into a book. Find all the hidden Inkie the Echidnas and explore whether the world is doomed or domed.

Inked Play is open daily as part of Inked: Australian Cartoons. Find it by following Inkie the Echidna.

Open 10 am to 5 pm every day until 21 July 2019

nla.gov.au

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